- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police are investigating the theft of pieces of Native American jewelry that are turning up in Albuquerque pawn shops.

KRQE-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Hi5Jqi) 400 pieces of Joan Caballero’s collection, some more than a century old, were taken from a storage locker July 1 while she was out of town.

Santa Fe Police Lt. Andrea Dobyns said a chain, lock and video surveillance cables were cut before the items were taken. She says Caballero’s unit was the only one broken into.

Officers found some of the pieces Monday while searching Albuquerque jewelry stores and pawn shops. Police say the business owners have been cooperating with investigators.

Caballero is a former appraiser on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow. She says hundreds of items are still missing and have a total value between $40,000 and $100,000.

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Information from: KRQE-TV, https://www.krqe.com

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